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panamadan
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Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2019 - 03:12 AM UTC
He’s yelling at the grunts.
Dan
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Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2019 - 06:48 AM UTC
God I love your work, it's always inspiring. I do have what could be considered a stupid question though, where do you get your PE buttons/ buckles?
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Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2019 - 06:54 AM UTC

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He’s yelling at the grunts.
Dan



"Ummmm driver.....driver....I fear we have run over the General. Please don't back up.
J
jrutman
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Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2019 - 06:56 AM UTC

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God I love your work, it's always inspiring. I do have what could be considered a stupid question though, where do you get your PE buttons/ buckles?



Thanks buddy. I appreciate the kind words.
I used some suitable sized buckles from the extremely useful set of German Infantry gear released by Alliance. I have gone through about 5 sets by now. Very very useful set.
J
treadstone
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Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2019 - 04:21 PM UTC
Thank you for the reply, do have a stock # for this set or better yet whom do you order it from? Thank you again. Juan.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 06, 2019 - 10:32 PM UTC
Looking good again, Jerry

The commander's pose is (again) spot on.
The other chap.. he'd be the loader on that side, right? How much of him did you bother to model? Just his arm or torso too?

Cheers

Sean
jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, March 07, 2019 - 02:15 AM UTC

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Thank you for the reply, do have a stock # for this set or better yet whom do you order it from? Thank you again. Juan.



I go direct to the website. Alliance Modelworks.
The set is stock number LW35073
German WWII figure upgrade set.
J
jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, March 07, 2019 - 02:20 AM UTC

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Looking good again, Jerry

The commander's pose is (again) spot on.
The other chap.. he'd be the loader on that side, right? How much of him did you bother to model? Just his arm or torso too?

Cheers

Sean



Thanks buddy! The loader has a torso and head,which ended up being thoroughly unseen. I still needed it to attach the arm to so.... It works. The driver therefor,just got the arm and nothing else. Like the Adams' Family.

I had to put myself in the same awkward position the hull gunner has to go through in order to close his hatch. I came up with this rough pose. I think it works. The driver was easy!



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Posted: Thursday, March 07, 2019 - 03:58 AM UTC
It works, as usual J! All of it.
The beginnings of this remind me of "A Bridge Too Far'

Keep it comin" dude

Cheerio
Dave
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Posted: Thursday, March 07, 2019 - 11:09 AM UTC

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It works, as usual J! All of it.
The beginnings of this remind me of "A Bridge Too Far'

Keep it comin" dude

Cheerio
Dave



Thanks Dave,

I can see how you would get that. I loved that Movie.
Here is the state of my Crommy tonight. I got a system going to assemble the Friuls but man o man. Time eater.
I began making stowage as well. The tank is also standing proud with a RB barrel.



J


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Posted: Friday, March 08, 2019 - 07:57 AM UTC
Love the almost throwaway detail of the crewman opening the side hatch. Real genius, Jerry.
jrutman
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Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 06:14 AM UTC

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Love the almost throwaway detail of the crewman opening the side hatch. Real genius, Jerry.



Thanks Bill,for the very generous remarks.
Here is my first ever completed run of Friul tracks. Lots of work,but as all told me,worth the effort I think.
This side of the tank will conform to a dip in the terrain simulated here by tissue!



Not a big deal post,but a big deal for me! LoL
J
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Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 06:47 AM UTC
Looking good Jerry - keep at it!

Brian
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Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 06:49 AM UTC
It's on uneven/undulating terrain when Friuls and their ilk come into their own, I believe.

Nice job and as you say, worth the effort

Cheers

Sean
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Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 08:03 AM UTC
Very cool build Jerry , the tracks are beautiful !!!
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Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 08:37 AM UTC

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Here is the state of my Crommy tonight. I got a system going to assemble the Friuls but man o man. Time eater.


You mean something actually slowed you down?... just a little, eh! ⏰😂 The Friuls are looking good!

Cheers!🍺
—mike
jrutman
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Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 - 01:13 AM UTC
Brian,Sean,Cheyenne and Mike,
Thanks for checking in guys.
This was an eye opening experience for me and new found respect for all of the tracks I've seen assembled now in the past! Specially any smaller than these.
J
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Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 - 03:31 PM UTC
This is a real treat watching you work your magic on a tank/crew, what a blessed relief from arcane debates about polar birdlife
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Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 - 08:52 PM UTC

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Thanks Brian,
Dispatches read and responded to by electronic courier! SUH !(palm of hand showing at forehead).
J



Absolutely! The only real way to salute(!)

Information inbound as we speak - or rather - write.

Brian



Nah, Palm facing down in a "if you really want me to salute you i will, Royal Navy kind of way" is the way to go
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Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 - 09:52 PM UTC

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Thanks Brian,
Dispatches read and responded to by electronic courier! SUH !(palm of hand showing at forehead).
J



Absolutely! The only real way to salute(!)

Information inbound as we speak - or rather - write.

Brian



Nah, Palm facing down in a "if you really want me to salute you i will, Royal Navy kind of way" is the way to go



I recall back in the 70s (I think) - and this has nothing to do with Jerry's thread(!) - that a Royal Navy rating had the words "F*** the Navy" tattooed along the edge of his palm ie the part presented when saluting; he was subsequently discharged - to no great surprise (back when discipline wasn't a dirty word). Ho hum.

Brian
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Posted: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 06:04 AM UTC

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This is a real treat watching you work your magic on a tank/crew, what a blessed relief from arcane debates about polar birdlife



Thanks Tim! And...don't forget salutes!

I spent some time building on board stowage last night. Welcome break from putting together the other run of tracks!
Hopefully stuff looks suitably British?




I googled Cromwells in action and took prompts from the real tanks for the stowage. So...Don't blame me,blame the Tommies and Jocks,
J
jrutman
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Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 08:03 AM UTC
Three things to consider here. The tracks are finally all done but it looks to me that this side needs shortening by at least one link,maybe two?
The other thing is I am almost done with a unit field mod I saw on some Crommys that had extra gas cans on the back fender. I just got in an excellent set of these by AFV Club. sweet.
Last thing. Going by the box art I am trying to get reasonably realistic tones on my tanker suit. What say yea?



Nothing but the suit is painted yes,other than some base coats.
strongarden
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Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019 - 09:34 AM UTC
The painted crew member looks good Jerry, maybe the shadow lines a bit too heavy? IDK
But hey, I know it's still a work-in-process.

The track manipulating looks great, very realistic.
Can't wait to see the tank to base placement!

I love your work too Jerry!

Regards
Dave
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Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019 - 11:47 AM UTC
I'm assuming, going by the two pockets on the thighs, that this is the denim tank suit. The demin tank suit I had in my possession for a while was very definitely green not brown - back in the day, we only had Humbrol paint, and the best match for the colour of mine was Humbrol 86 Light Olive.
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Posted: Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 10:22 PM UTC
Jerry,

I'd have to agree with Phil here; in those far off days when I was a Junior Leader (ie when one could join the Army at 15)once promoted with our own range of ranks - which were abandoned once we hit adult service - we were issued with brassards sporting stripes, crowns etc all produced in red. But the brassards themselves were produced by the Unit Tailor from old stocks of WW2 Denims. I've just dragged mine out from my box of ancient memorabilia and I would certainly concur that a light olive green was the colour. If I was using Humbrol colours myself(and I do!) I would probably lighten the 86 with a touch of khaki drill (72) just to reflect wear and tear and endless washing of the article.

The web belt and holster of course are another story and I've located this site which might help reduce the mysteries of the elusive cleaning medium known as "Blanco":

https://www.blancoandbull.com/the-blanco-story/

I would think that the options for the Yeomanry come down to No 97 Khaki Green Medium, No 103 Khaki Green Light, or possibly KG3 Khaki Green Dark.

I'm not suggesting you get too wrapped around the axle here; besides, the Northants Yeomanry would have had their own rules and regulations which may well have been independent of any Royal Armoured Corps diktat, not least as they were part of the Territorial Army and would cite that "doing their own thing" was all part of being as such.

The pistol would probably have been attached to the wearer by a lanyard but I'm sure you're well up to speed on all that Jerry, having espied your earlier diorama re the Scottish Infantrymen.

Keep it up Jerry - as ever - looking good!

Brian